Reference materials and useful links






1. ‘Looked after children and registration’:

2. ‘Good character’ requirement on children’s registration as British citizens’: character-provisions/

3.  ‘Children are being priced out of their rights’:

4. ‘British born children entitled to British citizenship caught in an evidence trap’:

5.  ‘Being British Citizen is one thing but proving it is another’ (Citizenship of Children  born to EEA nationals):

6. Comprehensive Briefing on Children’s British registration fee for lawyers, academics etc

7.   Submissions to  Parliament on UK’s records on children’s citizenship right:                                                                

8.  Article for social workers published by No Recourse to Public Funds (NRFP):

9. Briefing  for Parliamentarians on Children’s British registration fees, April 2017

PRCBC MPs Briefing on fees revised 6 April 2017

10. Children’s Human Rights Network of Amnesty-UK  blog and petition on children’s registration fee:

11.  Article in the Vice: ‘The British-Born Kids Who Can’t Afford to Be British’

12.      AI-UK press release on Chris Riddell (children’s Laureate) children’s  registration fee. government-address-three-inequalities-harming

And Article in the Guardian:

13.  Stateless children born in the UK:

14.  Blog for ENS on stateless children born in the UK with an entitlement to registration: uk

15.   Note for ILPA (ILPA members only) on a recent high court judgment of MK v SSHD (evidence and meaning of stateless in relation to entitlement application of stateless children born in the UK):

16. Note for Lexis Nexis (subscribers only) on high court judgment of MK v SSHD:

17.  Church of England motion on British citizenship fees

18.   Training slides on British citizenship for young persons:

19. Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) Report: A short inspection of the Home Office’s application of the good character requirement in the case of young persons who apply for registration as British citizens:—s-application-of-the-good-character-requirement1.pdf

20.  The Home Office response to the Independent Chief Inspector’s report: ‘A Short Inspection of the Home Office’s application of the good character requirement in the case of young persons who apply for registration as British citizens’

21. PRCBC’s written evidence to the Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement:

22. How the government profiteers from children needing to register as British citizens

23. PRCBC Leaflet for Parents, Carers and Children:


24.  Historical injustice for persons born out of wedlock and their right to British Citizenship still lingers on

And see Alison Harvey, N.-5 Chambers article on ‘Nationality law: righting the wrongs of history article’:

25. BBC News: Home Office Citizenship fees ‘scandalous’:

26. Quartz: Thousands of qualified people can’t get UK citizenship—because they can’t afford it

27. ICIBI: Literature review on how the Home Office ensures it acts in the best interests of the child when conducting its immigration, asylum and nationality functions, specifically how it determines, reviews and secures the child’s best interests (see chapter 6 for children and citizenship)

28. House of Lords motion of regret on Immigration and Nationality Regulations 2018 in connection with fee of children’s British Citizenship registration, 18/4/2018

29. House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Engagement report today: “The Ties that Bind: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in the 21st Century” (see chapter 9 of report on fees, good character requirement recommendation)

30. Freemovement blog:  The fee for children to register as British is the next Windrush scandal, 19/4/2018

31. The Times: Government accused of overcharging for citizenship, 19/4/2018

32. Written evidence to the Human Rights Select Committee on proposal for a remedial order:

33. The Guardian: The Home Office’s dirty secret: a whole new generation of Windrushers